Organized as part of this year’s Chicago Craft Beer Week to recognize and celebrate the beers created by downstate or St. Louis-area breweries, the nationally recognized craft beer website GuysDrinkingBeer.com and Chicago beer destination The Green Lady are excited to announce the followup to last year’s successful “South of 80” beer event, affectionately called “South of 80 2.0.”
This year’s event will take place at The Green Lady on Tuesday, May 21, starting at 7 p.m. Representatives from five breweries are expected to be on hand to show off their creations, many of which have never been available in Chicago before – some of which have never even been north of I-80, the demarcation line that has come to “define” Northern Illinois from all points south.SCHEDULED TO APPEAR:
All beers listed below will be available in flights and full pours.Destihl (Bloomington, IL)
Strawberry Blonde Ale (5% ABV)
Deadhead Double Red Ale (9.1% ABV)
Saint Dekkera® Reserve Sour Ale Series Strawberry/Raspberry
Saint Dekkera® Reserve Sour Ale Series LambicRolling Meadows Brewery (Cantrall, IL)
Blood Orange (5.8% ABV)
Lincoln's Lager (6.5% ABV)Scratch Brewing (Ava, IL)
Acer Saccharum (9% ABV)
Arugula Rye (6% ABV)
Blonde Gruit (4.5% ABV)Six Row Brewing Company (St. Louis, MO)
Strawberry Honey Weizen (5.2% ABV)
Red Eye (5.5% ABV)
Belgian Style Tripel (8.7% ABV)Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (St. Louis, MO)
Zwickel (5.1% ABV)
Winged Nut (5.7% ABV)
STLIPA (8.1% ABV)
Full taplist with tasting notes can be viewed here.
The Green Lady opened in 2011 under the direction of Melani Domingues, former manager of one of New York City’s best craft beer bars, the Ginger Man. Inspired by the Scottish spirit that’s both protector and demon (depending on your perspective), TGL’s draft list is always among the best in the city featuring unique beers from around the midwest and beyond.
GuysDrinkingBeer.com started in 2010 as a way for three friends to write about the beer they loved drinking, and since then has become a noted source for beer reviews, brewery news and advocacy for the issues in Chicago’s craft beer scene that they believe in. Since their start three years ago, they’ve earned praise from Chicago Magazine, the Huffington Post, Chicagoist.com and just last month the site was recognized by Saveur Magazine as one of the country’s best beer or wine blogs.